yarn dyeing

jan129

On the Wollwechsel event in Berlin I traded some old yarn for this old new yarn - Seidana. It's made from 50% Nylon, and the other two contents are wool and silk. It feels great and smooth on the skin! I want to make a pullover, the pattern is "Plain and Simple" by Veera Välimäki.

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Swatched - and noticed that the gauge is really okay, but I need to use 2mm metal needles. the pattern recommends 3mm and I have no idea how that would work, but I'm a loose knitter. I also realized that the yarn color is too similar to my skin color and would look like an old pair of nylons on me.

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So I skeined up all the yarn to overdye it.

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Finished winding the skeins. There are six of them.

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soaking

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Kettle dyeing. I made a mixture of blue, teal and a little bit of yellow and hope I get some kind of greenish or blueish dark grey. I also threw in a bit of white sock yarn that I had been wanting to dye for a while now.

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I really love the result! The dark blue-grey-brown is perfect and because it came out semi solid and slightly shaded I hope the knitting won't be as boring as with a true solid yarn.

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